The Curriculum at Nexus

The Gifted Programme curriculum is the only one of its kind in the UK. Best practice in teaching the most able comes together in a learning experience that gets the very best from gifted learners. Expert staff deliver engaging and challenging content that ensures learners make excellent progress in their lessons, while developing independence and critical thinking.

We provide challenging learning in a supportive environment, set in a wider context. We also offer an extensive co-curricular programme to engage and excite the Nexus students.

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The curriculum within lessons is compacted and much of the repetition is removed, which makes space for students to explore the application of the knowledge they are gaining, and to experience how these concepts are applied in the world of work and industry.

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Outside the classroom students have the opportunity to enrich their studies through academic lectures, trips and visits and an extensive co-curricular programme.



The Gifted Programme is unique in the UK, and was described as ‘breathtaking’ by the former-CEO of NACE, the UK charity for the most able children in education.

Hilary Lowe continued:

“The plans for Nexus are visionary and represent the highest aspirations for the young people of Cornwall, with a programme which will offer incredibly exciting, cutting edge opportunities to challenge and engage students capable of exceptional achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.”